Spanish nectarine, the plumlike fruit of the West Indian tree Chrysobalanus Icaco; — also called cocoa plum. it is made into a sweet conserve which a largely exported from Cuba.

(Nec"tar*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nectarized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nectarizing ] To mingle or infuse with nectar; to sweeten. [Obs.] Cockeram.

(Nec"tar*ous) a. Nectareous. Milton.

(Nec"ta*ry) n.; pl. Nectaries [From Nectar: cf. F. nectaire.] (Bot.) That part of a blossom which secretes nectar, usually the base of the corolla or petals; also, the spur of such flowers as the larkspur and columbine, whether nectariferous or not. See the Illustration of Nasturtium.

Necrosed to Negative

(Ne*crosed") a. (Med.) Affected by necrosis; dead; as, a necrosed bone. Dunglison.

(||Ne*cro"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to make dead, to mortify, a dead body.]

1. (med.) Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its death by molecular disintegration. See Caries.

2. (Bot.) A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually dry up from the bark to the center.

(Ne*crot"ic) a. (Med.) Affected with necrosis; as, necrotic tissue; characterized by, or producing, necrosis; as, a necrotic process.

(Nec"tar) n. [L., fr. Gr. .]

1. (Myth. & Poetic) The drink of the gods (as ambrosia was their food); hence, any delicious or inspiring beverage.

2. (Bot.) A sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey.

(Nec*ta"re*al) a.

1. Nectareous.

2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a nectary.

(Nec*ta"re*an) a. [L. nectareus: cf. F. nectaréen.] Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant. "nectarean juice." Talfourd.

(Nec"tared) a. Imbued with nectar; mingled with nectar; abounding with nectar. Milton.

(Nec*ta"re"ous) a. Of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling nectar; delicious; nectarean. Pope.

Nec*ta"re*ous*ly, adv.Nec*ta"re*ous*ness, n.

(Nec*ta"ri*al) a. Of or pertaining to the nectary of a plant.

(Nec"ta*ried) a. Having a nectary.

(Nec`tar*if"er*ous) a. [L. nectar nectar + -ferous: cf. F. nectarifère.] (Bot.) Secreting nectar; — said of blossoms or their parts.

(Nec"tar*ine) a. Nectareous. [R.] Milton.

(Nec"tar*ine), n. [Cf. F. nectarine. See Nectar.] (Bot.) A smooth- skinned variety of peach.

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